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Woman With Mental Illness Explains Why Depression And Other Illnesses Make People So Tired

Pauline Palita shared a poignant series of tweets concerning mental illness and chronic fatigue.

Mental health and illness are so viciously stigmatized that at times it can be hard for the average person to fully comprehend what goes on inside the mind of someone suffering from any number of mental disorders, as well as the signs and symptoms associated with them.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 20 percent of adults in the U.S. experience mental illness. These can include depression, bipolar disorder, and other major mood disorders. And if you’ve ever talked with a mental illness sufferer, you might have heard them utter the phrase, “I’m tired” without giving it much thought, but extreme tiredness and fatigue can often be a major indication of mental illness or it could be a sign of something more physical such as chronic fatigue syndrome.

Visual artist and mental health advocate Pauline Palita has taken to social media to explain what it’s like to be tired all the time due to mental illness.

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It’s so honest and brave to see a person with mental illness speaking out and sharing their experiences for everyone to read. Hopefully more people will read this and feel encouraged to speak out and help change the public’s perception of mental illness.